Planned operations on the NHS are "going backwards" because Tory mismanagement has lead to more emergency admissions, according to the shadow care minister.
Liz Kendall said the main challenge for the NHS was to "help keep people fit and healthy and living at home" so hospital admissions could be kept down.
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